Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction - require treatment • Can be caused...

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Myocardial Infarction Heart attack Occurs when a portion or part pf the heart muscle dies Usually because of lack of oxygen Lack of oxygen is due to coronary artery that has a decrease in blood supply because of plaque build up Death occurs when too much of the heart muscle dies so it stops beating Mitral Valve Prolapse Damage to mitral valve Failure to open and close effectively An be due to heart murmur or illness Can lead to bacterial endocarditis Heart Murmur Most caused by blood flowing through healthy valves in a healthy heart and do not
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Unformatted text preview: require treatment • Can be caused by blood flowing through a damaged or overworked heart valve • Heart valve defects may be present at birth or heart valve disease may result from other illness such as rheumatic fever, heart disease ,heart attacks, or infective endocarditis • Tachycardia – increased heart rate (more than 120 bpm) • Bradycardia – lowered heart rater (less than 60 pbm)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course PHRM 3010 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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